The Rain Forest

By: Avery Lake

I smell fresh air. I see beautiful trees and plants. I hear animals in the background and crickets chirping. These incredible places cover only 6% of the Earth's surface but yet they contain more than 1/2 of the world's plant and animal species. An area of a rain forest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second. 1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rain forest plants.

I see a baby monkey hanging on a tree. There are so many species of monkeys in the Amazon rain forest that scientist have not yet discovered all of them. In fact, in early 2009 a brand-new species, Mura’s tamarin, was found in a remote part of Brazil—and it’s already considered to be an imperiled species because of habitat loss due to the logging and burning of the rain forest. There are more than 260 species. The monkey responds to his environment by living  forever.                                                                                                                                           Individual- single; separate.                                                                                                        Population- all the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country

These animals are performing commensalism. These animals are providing warmth for each other.

community- a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.

ecosystem- a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.

These animals depend on aboitic and biotic factors by helping each other.

The top left picture is a wolf it is apart of the animal kingdom.

The picture to the right of the wolf is a a cucumber-shaped protozoan it is apart of the protista kingdom.

The picture in bottom middle is a mushroom it is apart of the fungi kingdom.

The picture to the right of the mushroom is a tree it is apart of the plantae kingdom.

The cougar is a consumer. Its prey is either a deer or an elk. The cougar is heterotroph because a cougar doesn't makes its own food.  

Producer- a person, company, or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities for sale.

Consumer- are organisms of an ecological food chain that receive energy by consuming other organisms. These organisms are formally referred to as Heterotrophs, which include animals, bacteria and fungus.

Decomposer- an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material a device or installation that is used to break down a chemical substance.

In this picture there three abiotic factors. First the water, the water is abiotic because it can't grow, reproduce, and doesn't have any cells. Second is the rocks, rocks are abiotic because they can't reproduce, grow, and doesn't have any cells. Last is the soil, soil has living things inside of it such as bacteria, fungus, and algae but it is abiotic because it can't grow, reproduce, and doesn't have any cells. Organisms depend on abiotic factors to give them a home or help them.

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